(all food courtesy of five guys. opinions are my own)
there was a time long ago when 'five guys' wasn't a household name. when it didn't make mouths salivate everywhere. but that time is gone my friends, and pretty much every man and their dog know that five guys is a delicious burger shack. i knew it as i walked past the covent garden branch a lot, and always wondered what it was like. then, they started popping up all over the place - including my home town of milton keynes. my friend and i popped along for a try, and we were VERY impressed.
first things first, let's get one thing straight. five guys isn't the sort of place you'd bring a first date. in theory, it's still fast food. you can take away, sit down for a bit in a booth, or just sit outside. it's not the place for first impressions. however, i loved the red and white decor, and just how darn american it felt.
food is generally reasonably priced, a little more than a mcdonalds, but the quality justifies this price for sure. i ordered a cheese burger with lettuce and tomatoes. the good thing about five guys is that you can pick your toppings, and they're all free. which is fantastic when you hate gherkins and mayo, which seem to worm their way into most burgers - you don't have to have them HOORAH. we also ordered a small portion of chips, which was still WAY too much for two people - they are very generous with their portions!
drinks-wise, don't get over excited but it's AMAZING. you can pick over a 100 different flavours, ranging from sugar free drinks to grape fanta. it's fantastic, and all free refills. almost worth popping in before the cinema to get a drink! my friend ordered a vanilla milkshake (which you can get bacon on...weird), and said it was legit the best thing she ever got, and went back the next day just for another one.
so. the burger. well, it was definitely filling. don't ever come here if you're not THAT hungry, because you'll probably pop. it was delicious, full of flavour and meaty goodness. i loved the softness of the bun, and the two patties of meat just were too good for words. one little word, it can get a little bit juicy up in there - so have some napkins spare. as i said, it isn't a place for a first date - but maybe a third or fourth.
i would definitely recommend making a trip to five guys if you haven't already - it's definitely worth the trip.
until next time xo